Plant closure in Rosenheim Germany: Danone workers stage a warning strike

09.06.20 News

The food company Danone plans to close its plant in Rosenheim in 2021. Danone Rosenheim workers are dissatisfied with the management's offer - and made their demands clear by organizing a "warning strike" on June 3, 2020.


Danone's response to COVID-19 gets general support from IUF affiliates

03.04.20 News

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Danone has announced important measures and significant benefits provided to all employees world-wide in a letter from the Executive Committee of Danone on March 24, 2020. The IUF has been assured by Danone that all employees world-wide have received a copy of this letter.


Union organizing wins at Danone USA

05.03.20 News

On February 27 and 28, workers at the Danone yogurt and plant-based powder plant in Dubois, Pennsylvania voted overwhelmingly to become members of the IUF-affiliated BCTGM Local 19. The representation win follows a massive vote for representation by the IUF-affiliated UFCW at the Danone plant in Dallas, Texas last June following a determined organizing campaign.



Danone Rosenheim workers march to save their jobs

03.03.20 News

The IUF-affiliated German Food and Allied Workers Union (NGG) is continuing its fight to save jobs at Danone Rosenheim dairy plant that the company plans to close at the end of July 2021.

On February 20, 2020, NGG and its members at Danone Rosenheim organized another demonstration at the factory gate preceded by a march through the streets of Rosenheim under the banner "People before Profit". Please find the video of this demonstration here. You can follow NGG actions through their campaign dedicated YouTube channel here.

German Food Workers Union video - part of a campaign to save jobs at Danone Rosenheim

25.02.20 News

On January 22, 2020, Danone announced the closure of the Rosenheim dairy plant at the end of July 2021, and its intention to discuss the closure with the plant works council. The IUF-affiliated German Food and Allied Workers Union (NGG) that represents the Rosenheim workers organized a demonstration at the Rosenheim factory to protest the closure and the lack of any detailed justification from Danone.

Under the banner "People before Profit", NGG, and its members at Danone Rosenheim have committed to fight for every job. Please find the video of this demonstration in German here.

Turkey: IUF-affiliate signs first collective agreement at Danone Sırma Waters

28.01.20 News

IUF-affiliate Tobacco, Drink, Food and Allied Workers Union of Turkey (Tekgıda-İş) organized the majority of workers in the Sırma Waters business which was acquired by Danone in 2013. The union had successfully applied for bargaining unit status with the Labour Ministry.  However the local management appealed this certification as would normally happen in Turkey as part of most employers' efforts to delay and deny workers' rights.

IUF/Danone Agreements guarantee access to your rights. Get the poster!

09.12.19 News

The IUF and Danone have jointly produced a poster setting out IUF/Danone agreements guaranteeing access for Danone workers to fundamental rights. The poster summarizes essential elements of each of the agreements.


Breakthrough health and safety agreement at Danone Russia

29.07.19 News

The IUF Russian affiliates AIWU and Novoprof have taken a significant step towards raising health and safety standards at Danone facilities throughout Russia in a newly-signed agreement.

Belgium: ACV-CSC signs a local agreement limiting casual employment at Danone dairy plant

21.02.19 News

The IUF-affiliated Food and Services Union (ACV-CSC) successfully negotiated a local agreement with Danone Dairy Belgium on the basis of the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights. The local agreement provides Danone Rotselaar dairy plant workers with a concrete list of functions which can and cannot be done by agency workers, particularly for safety reasons.

Morocco: Temporary workers at Danone Centrale protest job losses due to consumer boycott

14.06.18 News

Morocco1Workers on short-term contracts at Morocco's Centrale Danone, a subsidiary of French group Danone staged a sit-in in Rabat late on June 5, 2018 over losing their jobs as a consumer boycott now in its second month pressures the company.


Contract workers win permanent jobs at Danone Netherlands

25.03.18 News

As a direct result of successful local negotiations by the IUF-affiliated FNV based on the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights, 45 long-term contract workers have moved onto permanent contracts at the Danone/Nutricia research center in the Netherlands.

Yakult workers in Australia take action to fight wage stagnation and inequality

24.03.18 News

yakultnuwstrike_0Australia is in the midst of a wage crisis, in an environment where business is making record profits. National Union of Workers (NUW) members at Yakult are taking indefinite strike action from March 19 in order to win the higher wages they need and deserve.



Danone to shut down its dairy business in India

12.01.18 News

Danone has decided to close down its dairy business in India, after
three failed attempts to make a mark in one of the world's fastest
growing consumer packaged goods markets. With Danone's decision to close
down its dairy unit, the company's factory at Rai, Sonipat, near Delhi
will stop production.

Danone awarded €105m damages from Fonterra over botulism scare

04.12.17 News

An arbitration tribunal in Singapore has determined Fonterra must pay
Danone €105m to cover a product recall linked to a false botulism scare
in 2013.

Spain: IUF affiliate UGT-FICA calls for end to Danone boycott

08.11.17 News

UGTDanoneThe IUF-affiliated UGT-FICA which represents Danone workers has called for an end to the boycott of Danone goods, prompted by the independence movement in Catalonia. Last month, the region declared independence, which prompted Madrid to impose direct rule.



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